A guide to upcoming comics events in the UK – and sometimes beyond, including “comics anniversaries” and more.

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  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    01/11/2018-01/12/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    01/11/2018-02/05/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Scottish Cartoonists Society – Monthly Meeting
    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    01/11/2018

    Scottish Cartoonists Society Promo

    Scottish Cartoonists Society Promo

    Regular and informal monthly meet up in Glasgow on the first Thursday of the month – all current and aspiring writers, artists, creators and comics fans are welcome. These monthly meets have been going since 1978 and are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people over a few drinks. It’s completely informal – bring along comics, artwork, scripts, ideas in your head etc. if you’d like but, mainly, just bring yourself! All-comers will be welcomed and there’s no need to ‘join’ anything in order to turn up – check our Facebook site (events section) and PM the site or Eli Winter if you’d like more details.

    All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

    More information on the Society here on Facebook

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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    03/11/2018-04/05/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    03/11/2018-03/12/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • International Comic Expo – Brighton 2018
    All day
    03/11/2018

     

    Britain’s Coolest Comic Convention brings the ICE magic to England’s south coast with big name guests, traders and exhibitors and a full program of exclusive fun events.

    The current confirmed guest list is as follows:

    • JOE DECIE – Artist and Writer
    • GLENN FABRY – Artist
    • OLLIE MASTERS – Writer
    • BOB MOLESWORTH – Artist
    • TIM PILCHER – Editor
    • JESSICA MARTIN – Writer, Artist and Actress
    • ALISON SAMPSON – Artist
    • MARIA LAURA SANAPO – Artist
    • MARCO SANTUCCI – Artist
    • GARY SPENCER MILLIDGE – Writer and Artist
    • CAM SMITH – Inker
    • RACHAEL SMITH – Writer and Artist
    • MARK STAFFORD – Writer and Artist
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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    21/11/2018-19/11/2031

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    21/11/2018-11/04/2029

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    21/11/2018-11/04/2029

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    21/11/2018-22/05/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Gosh! presents: Capers
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    21/11/2018

    Gosh! Comics Logo

    Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      21/11/2018-19/11/2031

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      21/11/2018-11/04/2029
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      21/11/2018-11/04/2029
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      21/11/2018-22/05/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Gosh! presents: Capers
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      21/11/2018
      Gosh! Comics Logo

      Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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